On February 14, my friend Jeaux and I launched our webcomic, Los Animales. It’s a story that is several years in the making, with about a year-and-a-half going into this incarnation of our vinyl-worshipping, club-hopping animals. Since Valentine’s Day, the comic has taken over my life in the best way possible. That’s not to say I’m not still freelancing. I am. In the past few weeks, I played Geeks Who Drink Trivia, interviewed Kerli and Eric Prydz and have worked on a bunch of other assignments that may or may not be available yet.
The comic, though, has presented some unusual opportunities. Namely, I ended up answering interview questions instead of asking them.
Jeaux and I were interviewed for GeekSmash. It’s a pretty long interview, but I think it does a good job of providing insight into what we’re doing. Here’s one of my quotes from it.
But we have these characters with one foot in the 90s and one foot in present day. They are stuck in this world trying to adjust to everything that is completely changing around them; with the idea that everything they are doing could very well end up being worthless in five years. And I think that is something people in the creative fields are going through right now. It’s something I feel right now, and I know musicians are in the same boat; they talk about it all the time. So they are kinda nostalgic to this time when they were actually little kids. It would be like Jeaux and I nostalgic to the 80s.